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Services for Adults on the Isle of Wight

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Community Services for Adults

Community Support


We provide short-term support to help people to recover and regain independence following an episode of illness or deterioration in their health. This includes people being discharged from hospital needing and benefiting from short-term support.  The service is available free at the point of delivery and may continue for up to 6 weeks.

The re-ablement approach aims to reduce, and ideally to avoid, the need for people to receive ongoing social care services.

In some cases the re-ablement approach may be appropriate for people already receiving support at home, but where an increase or new need is identified.  We may then work alongside existing carers/carer providers to help the individual to be as self-reliant as possible, promoting recovery and wellbeing.

The service operates seven days a week and is tailored to meet individual needs.

Mobile Nights Service

This service reduces the need for night sits and helps people to stay in their homes rather than moving to residential care. In addition to shorter-term re-ablement access, Mobile Nights may also be available long term but costs may apply in this case.

Crisis Support

We may be available in the event of a crisis, usually via a social care practitioner, to maintain a person in their own home for a very short period whilst other appropriate arrangements can be put in place.


At the moment we cannot take referrals direct from members of the public.

Referrals for the above services are via a social care practitioner only, if you do not have one then please contact our Adults First Response Team on 01983 814980. For all existing service users you can contact the team directly on 01983 533772.